The Ministry of Justice sets out protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (CED), and this protocol differs from that used in other kinds of professional negligence claims. We recently discussed the CED protocol up until the point where the claimant and the defendant convene for a pre-action meeting.
To encourage an early and full exchange of information in professional negligence claims, the Ministry of Justice sets out pre-action protocol, which we have been discussing in several of our recent posts. In disputes involving architects, quantity surveyors and engineers, the protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (CED) should be used. This protocol differs from the protocol used in other kinds of professional negligence claims.
In a number of our recent posts, we have discussed the pre-action protocol for professional negligence claims. The protocol is set out by the Ministry of Justice to "encourage the exchange of early and full information about the prospective legal claim." The protocol is also meant to support the efficient management of legal proceedings and help the parties settle out of court when possible.